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John Williams recently acted for a social work manager whose professional world was turned upside down in December 2016 when she received notification from the HCPC of a complaint dating back 3 years. The notification included a bundle of paperwork of over 400 pages. Despite having only 28 days over Christmas we were able to put together an impressive defence bundle with glowing character references, statements from our client and other professional witnesses challenging the allegations and the evidence on which they were based and put forward strong grounds in support of a finding of no case to answer.We and our client were delighted when we heard from the HCPC Investigating Committee that we were successful. Our client had planned a holiday of a lifetime before receiving the HCPC notification. In view of the speedy decision she was still able to go on this holiday and avoided the huge stress, delay and cost of a full HCPC hearing before a Conduct and Competence Committee and any stain on her highly respected professional reputation. Our client commented
"I was totally traumatised by the allegations made against me and after safeguarding children for over 20 years I genuinely thought this may be the end of my social work career.  I did some research, wanting to find someone who was experienced to see through the allegations and support my innocence and eventually found John Williams and was very impressed by reviews regarding his supportive approach. John has. throughout this crippling experience, supported me fully. having the knowledge, experience, compassion, empathy and I genuinely would not be writing this review now if John had not taken on my case.  Fortunately my life is now back on track allowing me to do what I do best which is safeguarding children - Thank you so very much John."